Earth Day is a day to respect the importance of Mother Earth. Celebrated annually on the 22 April, Earth Day started back in 1970 when Gaylord Nelson, a senator from Wisconsin, started to get worried about the rate of industrialisation and the carelessness of people towards the environment.
Over 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day to cement the importance of that day. As of today, over a billion people observes Earth Day all over the world.
During the age of industrialisation, we humans have done many things which has depleted many of the Earth’s resources. Deforestation, or the removal of trees, is happening everyday to make space for buildings, condos and malls. River are destroyed due the dumping of industrial waste. Polar ice caps are melting due to the rise in the Earth’s temperature. We have dug ourselves into a huge ditch, one that we can get out if we all act now.
Small steps such as planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights and reducing petrol usage are always helpful if everyone decides to all join in. A single tree planted may not seem to help much. However, when billions of trees are planted, the results should be tremendous. If we choose to ignore it and let things stay as it is, it can be detrimental for future generations.
Act now and help to conserve Mother Earth! If each and every one of us make even little changes to be more environmentally-conscious, then it will be better for the future!
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